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Amar Singh discharged from hospital

October 30, 2011 15:37 IST

Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, who was granted bail on medical grounds in the cash-for-vote case, was on Sunday discharged from the AIIMS where he was undergoing treatment for over a month for kidney-related problems.

After being discharged, 55-year-old Singh said he would seek the permission of the court hearing the case to visit Singapore for treatment.

The former Samajwadi Party leader, who was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on September 12 following a rise in creatinine (marker of kidney function) level in his body, also said that he wants to forget his history with the party.

"I request all to stop linking my name with the Samajwadi Party. I want to forget my history with the SP," Singh, who was received by actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada at the hospital, told media persons.

The Rajya Sabha MP was arrested on September 6 in connection with with his alleged role in 2008 cash-for-vote scam and given bail on humanitarian ground on October 24.

Singh was brought to AIIMS from Tihar Jail on the night of September 12 following complications related to post-renal transplant, diarrhoea, urinary tract infection, diabetes, dehydration and hypothyroid hypertension.

The MP, who was sitting on a wheel chair and sporting a beard, said, "I had developed an infection in my urinary tract. I have still not recovered from it. My children too are suffering from viral fever. The doctors have asked me to come for a re-check on November three, if required."

"From the time I had my kidney transplant, I have been going to Singapore (for treatment). For sometimes, I have not been able to to go to Singapore. I will seek permission from the court for my visit to Singapore," he said.

Earlier, Dr Sanjay Gupta, senior nephrologist with AIIMS, who was attending on Singh said, "He is in proper condition. His condition is rather better now. His creatinine level was fluctuating when he was brought to us. Along with that he had other health complications."

"All renal transplant patients are on immunosuppresive medications (to prevent rejection of transplanted organs) which make them prone to infections.As a routine, any renal transplant patient showing more than 30 per cent acute rise in Creatinine needs admission for finding cause and managing the same. That is why he was admitted with us," he said.

Thanking doctors at AIIMS for helping in his recovery, Singh said, "The doctors will have a relook on November 3 and if required, I will again admitted in the hospital".

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